, 2022-09-14 06:35:12,
Recruiters are highlighting the worrying amount of ‘massaged’ CVs in yachting…
The post-pandemic era has provided some new and unique challenges to the labour market. The superyacht industry, in particular, has been struggling to find quality crewmembers with solid experience at sea for quite some time, and the additional challenges presented by external influences seem to have only amplified bad practices from both recruiters and candidates.
While it’s not uncommon for candidates to edit their CVs to make themselves as appealing as possible, falsifying or lying on a CV is considered a criminal offence. In the UK, in a freshly-published case of ‘R v Andrewes’, the employee’s performance was outstanding, yet he had lied about his qualifications and experience. He received a two-year prison sentence and was ordered to repay some of his earnings. The Supreme Court also stated that where particular qualifications were needed by law to perform a job, then not only would the fraudster go to jail, but the whole of the amounts earned during the period of employment could be confiscated.
Tim Clarke, Managing Director of Quay Crew, provided some insight when it comes to hiring Captains. The issue of falsified CVs is, of course, not exclusive to Captains, however, given that they hold the highest command of the vessel and have the most responsibility, it is particularly worrying that they are also part of the problem.
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